Category Archives: Economics & Business

Occupy Love

Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love with Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Watch Video>>

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Book: Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence edited by Peter Burdon

Profound and timely essays by Liz Hosken, Cormac Cullinan, and many others. Read an abstract, including the Dedication to Thomas Berry by Jules Cashford here>>

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Book: Becoming Native To This Place by Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson lays the foundation for a new farming economy grounded in nature’s principles and nurtured in small towns and rural communities. more info>>

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Irreparable Human Deficit Looms in Wake of Budget-Cutting Frenzy

by Riane Eisler, Rene Redwood – OP ED

A financial debt can be paid. But the debt we’ll owe our children if investments in health, nutrition and education are slashed is irreparable. Investment in human infrastructure is essential for success in the post-industrial economy, and this should be our policymakers’ guiding economic principle.

It’s up to us to ask the hard questions: Why are we being told we can’t raise taxes on the rich, but must cut wages for teachers, nurses, child-care workers and others on whom our future depends? There is no evidence that lower taxes on corporations and millionaires raise all boats, or that massive cuts in social services have ever helped people in developing nations rise from poverty. The opposite is true. It’s countries like Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Finland that have made commitments to caring for future generations that have risen from poverty to prosperity.

Why are we told that cutting social programs is the road to prosperity, when our past prosperity was the result of the very opposite?

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Karma Kitchen: Meals Paid for by Those Who Came Before You

by Toan Lam

Learn generosity at one very special restaurant run by volunteers in California.

What would you do if, after dining out, your server says, “There is no charge. Your meal was paid for by the person who came before you”? Yep, that’s right, there is nothing, zip, zilch — on your bill. You literally see “$0.00.”

In a world and society where we’re taught if it’s too good to be true, then it’s not, that’s hard to believe. In this case, you have to feel it, experience it — to believe it.

Every Sunday at The Taste of Himalayas restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., Karma Kitchen is cooking up kindness and generosity across the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a volunteer-run experiment in generosity that is growing. On your zero-dollar and zero-cent bill, there is a kind note that reads: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you.” Patrons can choose to pay whatever they’re moved to offer.

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A New Shade of Green:

Interview with Pierre Rabhi by Joseph Rowe, on the website “Illuminate Me” – “The priority of the agro-ecological approach is for people to be able to feed themselves, through respect and effective use of their own local resources. Production must … Continue reading

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Beyond ecological stewardship: Toward a new planetary culture

Daniel Pinchbeck discusses the imminent opportunity for transforming human consciousness to better serve the needs of our planet. RSF Quarterly, Summer 2011. Download the pdf and scroll to page 4.

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Uprising! Arab Spring

by Louise Diamond, Global Systems Initiatives, Washington, DC

As people across the Middle East and North Africa rise up against repressive regimes, they are providing the rest of the world with many lessons: lessons in courage, in determination, in people power, and more. They are also offering us an exquisite example of complex systems change, from which we have much to learn.

I have often written about the shift in worldview that the human family is undergoing – from a reductionist, mechanistic understanding about how things are in the world that sees everything as separate, to a holistic, integral view that recognizes the interconnectedness of everything in a larger whole. The uprisings we are witnessing in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iran, Bahrain, and elsewhere are expressions of that shift. Continue reading

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World 2.0 – Japan

“Japan should look to satoyama and satoumi for inspiration”. A new article on World 2.0 is posted HERE.

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Right Livelihood Awards

Interesting site, worth perusing – check under “Laureates” and read about inspiring people and projects. A couple of very timely ones: http://www.rightlivelihood.org/ware.html http://www.rightlivelihood.org/sekem.html

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